An employee of Lee County Electric Cooperative was able to track a stolen 2000 International boom truck that was abandoned in Lehigh Acres.
Michael Reinboot, a supervisor, told deputies he arrived to work Thursday at 2501 1st St. SW, Lehigh Acres, and found the back gate to the utility yard ripped down and the truck missing, according to a Sheriff’s Office report.
He went inside and found the truck via GPS in the 1500 block of Floyd Avenue South.
The truck’s front bumper was damaged, the driver’s side utility bin door was ripped off, the passenger side dashboard was removed and numerous fuses were pulled out. In addition, Reinboot said, both sides of the truck were damaged when it was driven through the gate. The amount of damage to the truck was not listed.
Stolen from inside the truck was a $5,000 Toughbook computer, according to the report. Two other trucks also were broken into. Reinboot told deputies he was not sure if anything was stolen from the other trucks.
The theft occurred between 2:45 and 3:45 a.m. Thursday.